Well, my FTE namesake is gone. Last night, my stepson traded off my beloved 97 F-150, for a.......GMC Envoy. He needed a good vehicle for college, and the 97 is just getting too old, and worn out. I will say, that was the best vehicle I've ever owned. I barely had to do any maintenance to it in it's 231,000 miles. Just mad me said, but it was time to move on. Here is the last picture I have of her at the dealer....
Oh no, not Red!!!!! Sorry to see it go but as you stated, he needed a reliable vehicle for college and it just pains me to see that he got a Chebby.
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Wow Pat, I think you, and then the step son, got your money's worth out of that 97. I hope he's not planning on having that much good luck with the GMC, lol. Bet the check engine light comes on in the first week, seems to be a standard feature of any GM product.
Yeah, it was pretty tough, Neil. Now, wonder if the mods will let me change my user name to 67nukeford!!LOL
All they have to do is flip the '9' upside down... Hmmm... as an IT guy, I'd quote you around 200 hours labor, plus expenses. Of course that's before the best-buddy-discount. Once you figure that in, it'd only be 198 hours labor + expenses.
Yea, tough to let 'em go, but ya can't collect them either. Totally been there, Pat, and you have my condolences. I've always seen old trucks the same way 8 year old girls see stray cats...I wanna save them all!
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